"Application for Registration as a Redemption Centre" - New Brunswick, Canada

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TO APPLICANTS FOR REDEMPTION CENTRES
On June 1, 1992 the Beverage Containers Act of New Brunswick came into
force.
The purpose of the Beverage Containers Act is to reduce the amount of solid
waste discarded by New Brunswickers and thus contribute to a cleaner and more
pleasant environment.
The Act has contributed to this end by requiring that all
beverage containers sold in New Brunswick be either refillable or recyclable.
The Act provides for a system of deposit/refund for all beverage containers and
requires a collection system which will deliver used containers to distributors or
manufacturers for reuse or recycling.
One of the key elements in the success of the Beverage Container Act has been
the network of Redemption Centres throughout the Province where customers may
return all types of beverage containers for refund.
Please consider the information provided below in the form of questions and
answers. If you wish to be considered as a Redemption Centre, fill out the enclosed
application form and mail it to the Department of the Environment & Local Government.
PLEASE NOTE: AT THE PRESENT TIME THERE ARE ADEQUATE NUMBERS OF
REDEMPTION CENTRES IN THE PROVINCE.
If circumstances change and we
believe a redemption centre is warranted in your area, only then will we be in contact
with you and all of the other applicants from your area and will examine all of the
facilities. If your application is approved you will be issued a Registration Certificate
which will entitle you to commence operations as a Registered Redemption Centre.
1.
What is a Redemption Centre?
A Redemption Centre is a business operated for the purpose of recovering empty
deposit bearing beverage containers from the public and sorting those containers
for pick-up by distributors or agents for distributors.
Department of Environment and Local Government
February 2017
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TO APPLICANTS FOR REDEMPTION CENTRES
On June 1, 1992 the Beverage Containers Act of New Brunswick came into
force.
The purpose of the Beverage Containers Act is to reduce the amount of solid
waste discarded by New Brunswickers and thus contribute to a cleaner and more
pleasant environment.
The Act has contributed to this end by requiring that all
beverage containers sold in New Brunswick be either refillable or recyclable.
The Act provides for a system of deposit/refund for all beverage containers and
requires a collection system which will deliver used containers to distributors or
manufacturers for reuse or recycling.
One of the key elements in the success of the Beverage Container Act has been
the network of Redemption Centres throughout the Province where customers may
return all types of beverage containers for refund.
Please consider the information provided below in the form of questions and
answers. If you wish to be considered as a Redemption Centre, fill out the enclosed
application form and mail it to the Department of the Environment & Local Government.
PLEASE NOTE: AT THE PRESENT TIME THERE ARE ADEQUATE NUMBERS OF
REDEMPTION CENTRES IN THE PROVINCE.
If circumstances change and we
believe a redemption centre is warranted in your area, only then will we be in contact
with you and all of the other applicants from your area and will examine all of the
facilities. If your application is approved you will be issued a Registration Certificate
which will entitle you to commence operations as a Registered Redemption Centre.
1.
What is a Redemption Centre?
A Redemption Centre is a business operated for the purpose of recovering empty
deposit bearing beverage containers from the public and sorting those containers
for pick-up by distributors or agents for distributors.
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February 2017
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2.
What Beverage Containers must be accepted?
All beverage containers originally sold in N.B. must be accepted for which a
deposit has been paid and a refund is due. This includes all alcoholic beverages,
soft drinks, mineral & spring waters and all juices in all types of containers. Milk
and dairy products are excluded.
3.
What are the refunds?
Recyclable containers:
alcoholic beverage containers 500 ml or less - 5¢
alcoholic beverage containers over 500 ml - 10¢
all sizes of non-alcoholic beverage containers - 5¢
Refillable containers:
alcoholic beverage containers 500 ml or less - 10¢
refillable beer bottles - $1.20 per dozen
-
* alcoholic beverage containers over 500 ml - 20¢
all sizes of non-alcoholic beverage containers - 10¢
* (there are very few containers in this category on the market in New Brunswick
at this time)
Note: The agents for the distributors will provide details on specific
containers and materials..
4.
How will I know if a refund is due?
Distinctive marking (a bilingual return for refund message) will be on the
container.
A list of containers will be issued for which the agents will be
responsible.
5.
Do I have to accept all containers?
Yes. If you wish to be registered and operate as a Redemption Centre, you are
required to accept all containers for which a refund is due in New Brunswick.
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6.
How many distributors will I have to deal with?
There is one distributor's agent to handle all non-alcoholic beverage containers
and a separate one to handle all alcoholic beverage containers. The breweries
have a system in place to collect their refillable beer bottles from Redemption
Centres.
7.
What are the handling fees for beverage containers?
Beginning December 12, 2016, the Redemption Centres collect a handling fee of
3.044¢ for refillable beer bottles and 4.262¢ for all other containers. Beginning
April 1, 2017, the Redemption Centres collect a handling fee of 3.120¢ for
refillable beer bottles and 4.368¢ for all other containers. Redemption Centres
and distributors are free to negotiate fees for additional services.
8.
How many sorts are required?
It is expected that 12 to 15 sorts will continue to be required for non-alcoholic
beverage containers and approximately the same number for alcoholic beverage
and beer containers. Sorts are done primarily by material and colour. The agents
for distributors will provide details on sorts.
9.
How much investment will be needed to become a Redemption Centre?
The main new requirements are as follows:
- covered indoor storage space for all containers
- cash reserves to meet all customer requests for refunds
- telephone
- notice of business hours (signage)
- sign for the public with the business name
- adequate docking and loading facilities for transporters
- sufficient yard space for customers.
- the ability to load transports with full bags of glass (which weigh approx. 1000
lbs)
10.
What about pick-up of containers and payment?
You can demand pick-up of containers from the Distributor’s agent if you have
accumulated 10,000 containers. The Distributor's agent must arrange pick up
within 7 working days and pay you the refunds and handling fees in full within 7
working days after pick-up.
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11.
Who provides the bulking containers?
The Agents for the Distributors will provide all materials for bulking and shipping.
If they are reusable, there may be a refundable deposit required.
12.
Is there any other processing required?
No. Containers are to be received and stored for the Distributor’s agent, whole
and intact. There is no requirement for crushing or flattening equipment.
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APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A REDEMPTION CENTRE
Business Name of Redemption Centre:
_____
Civic Address of Redemption Centre:
_____
_____
PID of Redemption Centre:
_____
Hours of Operations:
_____
Mailing Address
_____
(including postal
code)
________________
Telephone: ___
_ Fax:
__________
Contact Person:
_____
_____
Dimensions of your existing building:
_____
Distance between you and nearest Redemption Centre:
_____
Population that you would be servicing:
_____
To where do the people of your community presently travel to buy their groceries
and liquor?
__________
Signature of Applicant:
Date:
RETURN TO:
Mr. Mark Miller, Coordinator, Beverage Container Program
Department of Environment & Local Government
rd
20 McGloin Street, 3
Floor, Marysville Place
Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
Department of Environment and Local Government
February 2017